Practice Method #8 - Practice Along With An Online Tutorial

Online Tutorial Practice

So Many Tutorials to choose from! 

Have you ever taken the time to search for free tutorials in YouTube?  Under Google Search I simply type "Botanical Illustration Tutorials, Youtube" and a whole bunch of them pop up! Here's an example:

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Getting More Specific

And you can get more specific... Like, "How to watercolor paint a rose in botanical illustration, youtube" and you will get these, just to show a few:

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Try a Rose Hip!

Not too long ago, I practiced with a tutorial by Shevaun Doherty, Botanical Artist, and created this beautiful Rose Hip that I framed last night!

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We can learn so much!

There are so many wonderful tutorials on YouTube and they can really teach us a lot as we set out to learn botanical illustration!  Taking time to study along with them is a great idea! Here's a few of my favorites:

https://youtu.be/qLBHhWciOoo

https://youtu.be/y4NmSBFnqAs

https://youtu.be/4JkRFzvuWVQ

https://youtu.be/pjNhPdjTg4c

https://youtu.be/MeEgukUT9T4

https://youtu.be/2mF1HX21CjA

This tutorial is not one that you can really practice along with, but when I need a little boost in my desire to proceed with botanical illustration - it has helped me get a clear vision again - Many times!

https://youtu.be/We0eNkWhO2Y

I hope this gives you another way to practice because you know what I say... "Practice Makes Art!!"

Blessings!

Constance

Constance Reeder